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Food Safety Capacity Building and Africa’s Food System Building the Foundation for Success Blog 10 Oct 2017 Food Safety Capacity Building and Africa’s Food System Building the Foundation for Success   Africa is well-known for the tremendous economic and social challenges faced by its people, but also for its great economic and human potential. The challenges, opportunities and dynamism that characterize the continent today are especially evident in Africa’s food system. Millions still struggle for subsistence on a few staple food commodities, especially in Africa’s […]
What is Food Safety Culture? Blog 08 Jun 2020 GFSI What is Food Safety Culture? In February 2020, Version 2020 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements was announced at the GFSI Conference in Seattle. Version 2020 includes a new element: food safety culture. GFSI Japan’s Communications Working Group spoke to Ayako Okada of BSI (British Standards Institution) Group Japan K.K., who is familiar with trends in international certification.   Ayako Okada: […]
GFSI and the FAIRR Initiative Celebrate World Food Safety Day: Safe Food Now for a Healthy Tomorrow News Update 08 Jun 2021 Future of Food GFSI and the FAIRR Initiative Celebrate World Food Safety Day: Safe Food Now for a Healthy Tomorrow GFSI and FAIRR Initiative recently held a webinar to celebrate World Food Safety Day on Safe Food Now for a Healthy Tomorrow. GFSI Senior ManagerAnne Gerardi was joined by Wai-Chan Chan, Managing Director at the The Consumer Goods Forum, Maria Montosa, ESG Analyst at FAIRR Initiative, and Suresh Mistry, Co-Founder and head of ESG for […]
Tom and Tatiana on the Current State of the Food Safety Industry Blog 16 Mar 2017 Case Study Tom and Tatiana on the Current State of the Food Safety Industry Following the Global Food Safety Conference, we sat down for a conversation with Tatiana Lorca and Tom Ford. Tatiana is the Sr. Manager of Food Safety Education and Training, for the Food and Beverage Division of Ecolab. Tom is the Vice President of Food Safety within the Global Retail Services Division, also of Ecolab. The […]
Beyond Food Security: Professor Chris Elliott’s Vision for Food Integrity Through Technology News Update 07 May 2019 Beyond Food Security: Professor Chris Elliott’s Vision for Food Integrity Through Technology   This week on the GFSI Experts Series, we get a lesson from Professor Chris Elliott, one of the world’s leading academic authorities on food safety and security. Perhaps best known for leading an independent inquiry into the UK’s supply chain following the horse meat scandal in 2013, he remains at the frontline of the […]
Ensuring Food Safety and Reducing Food Waste Go Hand in Hand Blog 15 Jan 2020 GFSI Conference Ensuring Food Safety and Reducing Food Waste Go Hand in Hand   As consumer demands for sustainable food practises increase, more and more retailers and foodservice operators are finding ways to reduce their environmental impact.   We’ve seen this recently with the movement to ban plastic straws in 2018 and the rise in plant-based meat popularity in 2019. Many retailers and foodservice operators have adapted quickly […]
Driving Practical Solutions that Reduce Your Food Waste, Safely | Sealed Air @ GFSC 2015 Blog 01 Sep 2014 Driving Practical Solutions that Reduce Your Food Waste, Safely | Sealed Air @ GFSC 2015 Understanding food safety principles is essential to managing and reducing food waste throughout the supply chain.
Shaping Food Safety Culture in Food Service – Challenges, Opportunities and Key Drivers Blog 31 Aug 2015 Shaping Food Safety Culture in Food Service – Challenges, Opportunities and Key Drivers Food-borne disease outbreaks are on the increase. Globally, thousands of people are affected every year, and 1 in 5 outbreaks implicate the food service industry. Food-borne disease outbreaks are on the increase. Globally, thousands of people are affected every year, and 1 in 5 outbreaks implicate the food service industry.
Proactive Food Safety: Three Strategies to Stay Ahead Blog 14 Jan 2016 Supply Chains Proactive Food Safety: Three Strategies to Stay Ahead Consumer demand and food safety regulations are requiring food safety strategies that are increasingly proactive. For food manufacturers and retailers to meet the demand, they will need to address three critical areas: effective training, technology utilization and water management. As we kick off 2016, here is a look at how these three factors can be […]
Shaping Food Safety Culture in Food Service – Challenges, Opportunities and Key Drivers Blog 16 Mar 2016 Shaping Food Safety Culture in Food Service – Challenges, Opportunities and Key Drivers More than 100 delegates joined speakers from the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotana Hotel Group and Taylor Shannon International at the SGS Special Session “Shaping Food Safety Culture in Food Service – Challenges, Opportunities and Key Drivers”, held at GFSI 2016 in Berlin. More than 100 delegates joined speakers from the World Health Organization (WHO), […]
Cooperation in Consumer Food Safety Blog 12 Jan 2017 Cooperation in Consumer Food Safety The Partnership for Food Safety Education was formed not long after an event that many professionals in food safety will remember well – the outbreak at Jack-in-the-Box restaurants in the western U.S. that led to the deaths of four children and serious illness for many many more.  Although that outbreak stemmed from a restaurant, in […]
Food Safety Fails: How to Avoid Preventable Mishaps with Technology Blog 22 Feb 2017 Food Safety Technology Food Safety Fails: How to Avoid Preventable Mishaps with Technology According to the World Health Organization, more than 200 diseases are spread through food, and 1 in 10 people experience the unpleasant effects of a foodborne illness each year. Thankfully, safe food preparation can prevent many food safety incidents, making both proper training and the right tools very important in food business settings. According to […]
Leveraging the Global Food Safety Initiative to Meet China Food Safety Challenges Press Release 03 Nov 2015 Technical Equivalence Leveraging the Global Food Safety Initiative to Meet China Food Safety Challenges 400 Food Safety Specialists Gather in Beijing as New Law Comes Into Effect  3 New Public-Private Partnerships Announced   BEIJING, 3 November 2015 – Today over 400 top food safety executives from China and the rest of the world are gathered in Beijing for the 4th annual GFSI Focus Day China. One month after China’s […]
Leaders from Across Food Industry to Convene at GFSI Conference to Accelerate Accessibility of Safe Food for People Everywhere Press Release 17 Feb 2022 GFSI Conference Leaders from Across Food Industry to Convene at GFSI Conference to Accelerate Accessibility of Safe Food for People Everywhere PARIS, 17 February – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), part of The Consumer Goods Forum and the world’s largest network to help achieve safe food for people everywhere, is set to unite food safety experts from around the globe at the GFSI Conference in Barcelona from 29-31 March. Urgent action is needed to meet […]
CEOs from Global Food Industry Giants to Gather at GFSI’s 2017 Global Food Safety Conference Press Release 21 Dec 2016 GFSI Conference CEOs from Global Food Industry Giants to Gather at GFSI’s 2017 Global Food Safety Conference Under the theme of “Leadership for Growth,” eight CEOs “walk the talk” and demonstrate just how important food safety is in their business: Cargill, Danone, Ecolab, The Hershey Company, Mondelēz, Schnuck’s, Tyson Foods and Wegmans Food Markets. The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) are working hard on what is […]
Global Food Safety Initiative Calls for Faster Action on Sustainable Development Goals Press Release 29 Mar 2022 GFSI Conference Global Food Safety Initiative Calls for Faster Action on Sustainable Development Goals PARIS and BARCELONA 29th March 2022: The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today launches a campaign to collate the views of the food safety community on the action needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals linked to food safety. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are designed to be a ‘blueprint to achieve a better […]
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